Cobden High School

With a new season set to tip off, the Cobden High School boys’ basketball team has two full-time starters and a part-time starter returning from last year’s 12-16 squad. The two full-time starters are 5-11 guard Austin Lewey and 5-10 point guard John Russell. The part-time starter is 6-3 forward...
The Cobden High School girls’ basketball team will rely on underclass players for success this season. “We have a lot of inexperience,” Cobden coach Richard Howell said. “Our freshmen should get a lot of minutes and we will see how they do.” The Appleknockers finished 13-9 overall last year and...
Cobden Junior High and High School filed into the gym Thursday, Nov. 3, to watch the seniors put on a mock presidential and vice-presidential debate. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The candidates for U.S. president and vice-president looked a little different than usual at Cobden High School on Thursday, Nov. 3. Seniors at Cobden High School put on a mock presidential and vice-presidential debate and election for the school on Thursday, Nov. 3.  Participants took two...
As the county, nation and state gear up for the 2016 general election, a special event is planned at a Union County high school. Cobden High School is planning to stage a mock presidential debate from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. Students have taken two different classes, with each class...
CARTERVILLE – Fortunately for John A. Logan College, Taylor Orsburn’s heart and fiancé were both in Southern Illinois.   The former Cobden High School and Southern Illinois University Carbondale standout is returning to Southern Illinois to take over the John A. Logan College softball team after...
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden/Dongola high school boys’ soccer team went 2-2 in recent games. A-J 1, Sikeston, Mo., 0: Jaryt Tripp scored the winning goal for A-J in the Coach Kline Tournament at Sikeston Saturday, Aug. 27. Goalie Jake Parr had 9 saves in 70 minutes of play. A-J 1, Breese Central 0:...
The Cobden High School baseball team will rely on a strong contingent of underclassmen for success during the 2016 season. “We’re really young,” first-year Cobden baseball coach Jared Clutts said. “But we’re very versatile and we have a lot of kids that can play a lot of different positions.” The...
Former Cobden Junior High School baseball coach Jared Clutts has been named as the new Cobden High School baseball coach. Clutts was hired to fill the post Monday night at a regular meeting of the Cobden Unit School District No. 17 Board of Education. Clutts succeeds Craig Partridge, who resigned...
The varsity cheerleading squad from Cobden High School attended an NCA cheer camp July 11-14. Eight of the Cobden squad’s 10 members were able to attend. They are coached by Melanie Smith and Karen Engelmann. In the first row, from left, are sophomores Maddie Bundren and Morgan Bass. In the second row are sophomores Carla Guerrero, Amanda Smith and Elle Mason and juniors Haley Smith, Nicole Shields and Zoe Fuhrhop. Photo provided.
Cobden High School varsity cheerleaders attended an NCA Cheer Camp held at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., July 11-14. This was the first NCA camp the squad had ever attended.   Twenty-five other teams were at the camp from various other areas, including Hazelwood, Mo., Columbia, Mo.,...
Cobden coach Dana Pearson confers with his players during the third inning of Monday night’s game.
The Cobden Junior American Legion team hosted Giant City/Crab Orchard in a game which was played Monday night. The game was played at Blayne Smith Field at Cobden High School.

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